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    therod got a reaction from GolfSpy TCB in Favorite Non-Urethane Ball?   
    Any Titleist is a good ball. For non-urethane, I also like the Get Sum and the Gamer. The Gamer is a really long ball as well.
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    therod got a reaction from Tsecor in on line ball shopping??   
    Hard to believe. There aren't words to describe this or how you could let this happen. Yikes. I've never ordered from them, and I will never even look at the site now...
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    therod got a reaction from pulledabill in Cobra F9 driver   
    I'm gaming a 10.5 deg F9, and I wouldn't call it a high spin head. I'm not a high spin player to begin with, but I don't think the F9 head is a high spinning driver, just a very solid stick. I have several shafts for it, and I bought a weight kit as well as several other weights that weren't in the kit. Right now I have a 16g weight in the back, and a 4g weight in the front. I play my drivers at 44", so they're pretty short relative to standard. But I'm shorter than average with short arms, so 44" works for me, and the weights get the swingweight back up where I like it. The F9 is a great club and I'm very happy with it.
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    therod got a reaction from Micah T in Tom Wishon on Boom Stick's   
    Tom is a very intelligent man. And like us, he's entitled to his opinions. We don't have to agree with him, nor he with ours. Most of the time, regarding golf equipment, I agree with him. This is coming from a guy in his mid 40s still playing a 44" driver because I'm not comfortable hitting anything longer (and I've tried several) and I don't think I gain much distance when I do catch one. I just know 44" is more comfortable to me, and I hit it much better than 45" or longer. OEMs have convinced the world that their 46" drivers off the rack are going to give you tremendous distance. That's true, they do when hit well. But how many of us hit a 46" driver consistently better than 45", let alone 44"? I'd love to see what happens if you get a large group to do an experiment hitting a 44", 45", and 46" driver for an extended period, and see what the data specifically says. I'd argue that if you played a 44" driver with some extra weight added in the head, whether inside the head or outside with lead tape or factory weights, you'd lower your handicap by several strokes, because you'll hit more fairways and the balls that miss the fairway aren't as far off the fairway. Just my not-so-humble-opinion...
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    therod got a reaction from aerospace_ray in Tom Wishon on Boom Stick's   
    Tom is a very intelligent man. And like us, he's entitled to his opinions. We don't have to agree with him, nor he with ours. Most of the time, regarding golf equipment, I agree with him. This is coming from a guy in his mid 40s still playing a 44" driver because I'm not comfortable hitting anything longer (and I've tried several) and I don't think I gain much distance when I do catch one. I just know 44" is more comfortable to me, and I hit it much better than 45" or longer. OEMs have convinced the world that their 46" drivers off the rack are going to give you tremendous distance. That's true, they do when hit well. But how many of us hit a 46" driver consistently better than 45", let alone 44"? I'd love to see what happens if you get a large group to do an experiment hitting a 44", 45", and 46" driver for an extended period, and see what the data specifically says. I'd argue that if you played a 44" driver with some extra weight added in the head, whether inside the head or outside with lead tape or factory weights, you'd lower your handicap by several strokes, because you'll hit more fairways and the balls that miss the fairway aren't as far off the fairway. Just my not-so-humble-opinion...
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    therod got a reaction from silver & black in New F9 Driver and Fairway Metals   
    I recently acquired an F9, have played 18 holes, and hit several balls in my net in the backyard. Absolutely no damage to any balls. For all of the testing OEMs do, I can't imagine any of them would release a new club that caused that kind of damage. They do too much testing and do too much research to release a new product that caused this kind of damage. It would destroy their image and reputation. And especially in the economy and times we're in, that would be a terrible, foolish, and financially catastrophic error.
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    therod got a reaction from HardcoreLooper in Affordable Grips for Classic Clubs   
    Avon Chamois aren't a bad choice either. And they're a little bit old school...
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    therod got a reaction from Titleist87 in Putter refinishing services   
    I've used Slighter for a refinish and a custom build. Tom is a great guy and does great work. On the custom build he actually called me to ask a couple questions to make sure he made exactly what I wanted. 
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    therod got a reaction from Milbs in New F9 Driver and Fairway Metals   
    I recently acquired an F9, have played 18 holes, and hit several balls in my net in the backyard. Absolutely no damage to any balls. For all of the testing OEMs do, I can't imagine any of them would release a new club that caused that kind of damage. They do too much testing and do too much research to release a new product that caused this kind of damage. It would destroy their image and reputation. And especially in the economy and times we're in, that would be a terrible, foolish, and financially catastrophic error.
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    therod got a reaction from aerospace_ray in Want to change to graphite iron shafts, steelfiber FC or KBS TGI?   
    You should also check out Robin Arthur's Xcaliber shafts. I have a set of the ProX 105s in my sticks and I love them. They no longer make the 105, so you'd have to go to the 95 or 85. But that man designs some great shafts, Xcalibers are the real deal.
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    therod got a reaction from elvis14 in Driver decision (after what seemed like a bad fitting)   
    Thanks for the insight. My friend casts the club from the top of the backswing, and it's visible watching him hit balls. He's had a lesson focused on that, but he can't seem to change anything. I've tried to help, giving him a few drills to help, but he just can't get out of the habit. So it's a constant battle against the banana. 
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    therod got a reaction from elvis14 in Driver decision (after what seemed like a bad fitting)   
    Just curious if you had any answers...?
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    therod got a reaction from chisag in New F9 Driver and Fairway Metals   
    I recently acquired an F9, have played 18 holes, and hit several balls in my net in the backyard. Absolutely no damage to any balls. For all of the testing OEMs do, I can't imagine any of them would release a new club that caused that kind of damage. They do too much testing and do too much research to release a new product that caused this kind of damage. It would destroy their image and reputation. And especially in the economy and times we're in, that would be a terrible, foolish, and financially catastrophic error.
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    therod got a reaction from GolfSpy BOS in Evenflow Driver Shafts   
    Yes it does seem strange. I just think a higher launching shaft would be good for me, and I like the Evenflow idea / design concept, and they're available on eBay.
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    therod got a reaction from GolfSpy BOS in Evenflow Driver Shafts   
    No, they make a red version that's high launch. It might be a made-for version that TaylorMades uses, not sure exactly. But I'm probably going to try a high launching shaft in my recently acquired F9.
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    therod got a reaction from tdroma98 in Shorter Shafts??   
    Or you could try it on 1 club. Have a local fitter / builder make you a 7 or 8 iron, have it built exactly how you want it, and see how it plays compared to your current gamer.
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    therod got a reaction from wowski_golf in Evenflow anyone?   
    Just asking, partly because I'm curious and partly because I'm getting ready to buy a driver and am looking at options. Reading the material on the Project X Evenflow has made me curious. I used to be a shaft junkie and kept up with anything and everything shaft related. But having a wife and kids has changed priorities a little bit, so now if I see something new it's a pretty safe bet I don't know much about it. So has anyone played an Evenflow? I haven't used the Hzrdus line either, so I know very little about them. I hit my driver 275-280, I have a quick transition, and a short fairly quick swing, if that helps any. The 2 shafts I currently have for my F7+ are a KuroKage cb an a Wave. Both shafts work for me, I'm just looking at other options. I'd like to go to ClubChampion and get fit, but I don't know if that's going to happen.
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    therod got a reaction from bens197 in Bang for Your Buck Aftermarket Shafts   
    The old school ProLite shafts still work as well. $30 I believe from Golfworks, and there are high and low bend point options.
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    therod got a reaction from Titleist87 in Aldila DVS shaft   
    I'd say if it works and you like it, keep looking. I never played the DVS but I thought about it several times and looked on eBay frequently, and there were several to choose from. I'd bet if you keep looking you'll find one.
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    therod got a reaction from bens197 in We did LL/LS, how about a favorite ML/MS?   
    Since we had a favorite low launch low spin question, it makes me wonder...what is our favorite mid launch mid spin shaft? I gamed a Blue NXT when Aldila first released it and had great success with it in a KZG Gemini 2. I've been considering trying another in my F7+, as well as an Evenflow Blue.
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    therod got a reaction from tony@CIC in UST LIN-Q   
    Just curious. I'm looking at getting a new driver in the next few weeks since I'll be getting my work bonus. My F7+ is fine, but you know, new toys are always fun. And this shaft has me intrigued. It looks like Hireko has it in stock. I do most of my equipment business with Golfworks, but they don't have it in stock yet. It looks like on the UST website that it isn't available to most component companies except for their larger accounts. And a few of the OEMs have them as an option to upgrade from stock offerings, just don't know how much like the component version they are. Just wondering if anyone has any insider info that I may not be able to find or have found yet.
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    therod got a reaction from 03trdblack in Grafalloy ProLaunch Red(s)   
    That was my guess. Thanks for the info.
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    therod got a reaction from perseveringgolfer in advice on a small mallet with milled face?   
    My 2 favorite mallets are the Zebra that Golfsmith made and the Yes Stephanie. Both great mallets in my opinion.
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    therod got a reaction from fozcycle in Evenflow anyone?   
    Just asking, partly because I'm curious and partly because I'm getting ready to buy a driver and am looking at options. Reading the material on the Project X Evenflow has made me curious. I used to be a shaft junkie and kept up with anything and everything shaft related. But having a wife and kids has changed priorities a little bit, so now if I see something new it's a pretty safe bet I don't know much about it. So has anyone played an Evenflow? I haven't used the Hzrdus line either, so I know very little about them. I hit my driver 275-280, I have a quick transition, and a short fairly quick swing, if that helps any. The 2 shafts I currently have for my F7+ are a KuroKage cb an a Wave. Both shafts work for me, I'm just looking at other options. I'd like to go to ClubChampion and get fit, but I don't know if that's going to happen.
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    therod got a reaction from PMookie in 2020 drivers!   
    I watched the Rick Shiels video a few days ago on the new Cobra driver. And he compared it to the F9 from last year, which he called the best driver of 2019. With all other variables being the same, he hit the F9 a yard or 2 farther than the new Speedzone. So I wondered...maybe the Speedzone isn't necessarily longer than the F9, but maybe it's more forgiving and has a larger MOI. And that's where equipment is gaining in 2020 instead of distance. Maybe not, just thinking out loud...
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